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Senate Vote Could Halt EPA From Regulating CO2 Emissions

The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the absence of congressional action on climate change, the Senate is heading toward a much-watched vote on whether the Obama adm...

Call Your Senators Now to Stop Big Coal, Big Oil in Murkowski Vote

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Today will see a major vote in the U.S. Senate - one that could hugely benefit Big Oil and Big Coal if it passes.Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will in...

Senate: Put Aside Partisan Politics, Protect the American People

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Trip Van Noppen

Vote down Sen. Murkowski's resolution to bail out big polluters Yesterday the White House took a firm stand against an effort to undermine the 40-yea...

Green News Report -- June 8, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another very ...

A Rebuttal to Sen Murkowski's "Dirty Air Act" Op-Ed: Is She Serious?

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

It should surprise no one that fossil fuel industry interests have gone into overdrive on this issue and turned a clear no-brainer into a rather "Murky" one that is expected to come down to the wire.

Murkowski Thinks Polluters Can Police Themselves

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Instead of indulging the oil industry's desire to dump carbon pollution into the air without limit, senators should be working on cleaner, safer solutions.

Climate and Energy Politics and the Mid-Term Elections

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

Because President Obama will be focusing on jobs and the economy between now and November, climate and energy legislation will only gain traction as part of an economic initiative to create jobs.

Recycled Rhetoric From the Vanguard

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Why do Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and others attempt to label President Obama as both a redistributive Socialist and a Nazi Fascist? The two labels s...

Green News Report -- June 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: OILpocalypse ...

Green News Report -- April 1, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another reco...

EPA WILL Regulate Greenhouse Gases, But Not Till 2011

Juliet Eilperin | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a rule Monday affirming that it won't regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants under the Cle...

Green News Report -- May 27, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: So far, so go...

In Wake of BP Spill, Will We Save Our Oceans?

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As BP Deepwater Horizon shows, in images as grotesque as Cousteau's were gorgeous, we cannot let the ocean's mystery lull us into inaction.

EPA Takes On Texas Emissions Regulators

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HOUSTON — The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to end a long-running dispute with Texas over how the state regulates emissions, inc...

Green News Report -- May 20, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Oil ashore tha...

Giving a Free Pass to Soot, Smog, and Toxic Air Pollution is No Way to Pass a Climate Bill

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

We cannot allow horse-trading on climate to become a vehicle for gutting Clean Air Act regulation of soot, smog, and air toxics. The health and well-being of the American people is not a bargaining chip.

Climate debate heads into "Murky" waters

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

These can seem like very discouraging times. As our planet continues its dangerous trajectory towards a steady boil, many of our politicians, like la...

Dirty Polluters Rewriting the Clean Air Act

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

According to leaked reports on Wednesday, the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman draft of the climate bill would gut the Clean Air Act and over-ride existing state laws that provide critical environmental protections.

Mercury Pollution From Many Power Plants Rose, Despite Widely-Available Pollution Controls

McClatchy | Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Many of America's coal-fired power plants lack widely available pollution controls for the highly toxic metal mercury, and mercury emiss...

The American Power Act: Kerry's and Lieberman's Climate Junk Shot

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

It's no wonder corporate polluters were lining up in support of this bill. The bill's loan guarantees for nuclear reactors and wasteful spending on coal carbon capture are all boons to polluting corporations.

Kerry, Lieberman Promote Offshore Oil, Coal, Nukes, Offsets in New "Climate" Bill

Daphne Wysham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daphne Wysham

In introducing the "American Power Act" on May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) seemed oblivious to the various public relations disasters the industries favored in their bill had suffered in recent weeks.

Don't Let Lawmakers Undermine the Clean Air Act: It Saves Lives

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A handful of lawmakers have been trying to block the EPA from regulating pollution. This is largely a political maneuver -- an effort to drain away support for passing a comprehensive clean energy bill.

Stop the Attacks on the Clean Air Act

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Assaults on the Clean Air Act in order to protect polluter profits is not only ridiculous, but they are also very dangerous.

Senator Rockefeller Pushes For Moratorium On EPA Authority

The Washington Post | Juliet Eilperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Sen. John D. Rockefeller (D-WVa.) will introduce legislation Thursday to impose a two-year moratorium on the Environmental Protection Agency's ability...

The Climate Movement Heeds the Call

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

We are hearing lots of conflicting statements on the status of a comprehensive climate bill. Depending on who you read or listen to, it's either stil...